The Mentoring Program application portal is accepting applications for Mentors and Proteges. We are experiencing sporadic problems with the application link due to technical difficulties. Please be patient and keep trying to apply. Email Kim Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any issues.
***We will begin accepting applications on November 28, 2016, for the Fall/Winter 2017 Rollout. Please visit here to apply https://igsaaagdasfm004.er.usgs.gov/fmi/iwp/cgi?-db=Mentor_Protege_System_prod&-loadframes. For best results please use Internet Explorer. If you have any questions please contact Kim Miller at email@example.com.***
Here is a valuable mentoring tip:
- Those who do not establish a schedule early in their relationship are more likely to fizzle out later, and
- Motivation fades rapidly when mentoring conversations lack purpose.
If you want your mentoring partnerships to succeed you need to establish a rhythm of regular, purposeful contact. You need to maintain the momentum and motivation with prompt meaningful conversations, not a random chat.
We invite you to check out the online Introduction to Mentoring to discover what the program is about and how it can help you.
"A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought that they could." —unknown
The USGS Mentoring Program is a tool that provides cost-effective training and development to all participants, encouraging professional and personal growth. It is an effective form of training with a personal side that provides unique benefits to both mentoring partners.
The USGS Mentoring program gives participants the gift of growing, supporting informed risk-taking so that participants can reach their potential and often exceed their expectations. Participants not only build skills, but confidence and leadership as well. They leave this program prepared for the opportunity to lead well, manage wisely, and keep the USGS on the forefront of excellent science.